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May 13 – 17, 2019
Venice, Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli
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Nuclear structure studies of exotic nuclei: the case of 31Ar

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SALA PALLADIO (Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli)


Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli


Irene Marroquin Alonso (IEM-CSIC)


The $^{31}$Ar nucleus is one of the most exotic β-delayed particle precursors, at the proton drip-line, with high Q-value and low proton separation energy. Therefore, different decay modes are open ($\beta$1p-$\beta$3p) [1]. The aim of the IS577 experiment performed at the ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS-CERN) [2] was to provide relevant information on the resonances of $^{31}$Cl and $^{30}$S, populated in the beta decay of $^{31}$Ar.
The set-up used consisted of 5 Double Sided Si Strip Detectors (DSSD) backed by un-segmented Si-pad detectors in ΔE-E telescope configuration. This Si-array is located inside the new MAGISOL Si-Plugin Chamber, installed at the new permanent station IDS, devoted to β-decay measurements. In addition, there are 4 HPGe clover-detectors surrounding the chamber for gamma detection. This set-up is very compact with both high efficiency (Ω$_{p}$=45.5%) and good energy resolution (25 keV) for multi-particle emission, needed to characterize the different p-channels of $^{31}$Ar.
New results will be presented here, such as the observation of new proton transitions and the identification of new excited states of $^{31}$Cl thanks to the proton-gamma coincidence technique. In addition, three new levels of $^{30}$S in the range from 8 up to 9 MeV of excitation energy have been observed extending the knowledge of excited state in $^{30}$S to higher energies. Furthermore, we have experimentally determined for the first time the partial proton-gamma width of several states of $^{30}$S located just above the proton separation energy, relevant for the astrophysical rp-process, present in certain stellar environments such as classical novae [3]. Our experimental determination of the values of partial widths can reduce the uncertainty in the values of the rate of the $^{29}$P(p,γ)$^{30}$S reaction.
[1] G.T. Koldste et al., Phys. Rev. C 89, 064315 (2014)
[3] G.T. Koldste et al. Phys. Lett. B 737 (2014) 383-387.

Primary author

Irene Marroquin Alonso (IEM-CSIC)


Prof. Olof Tengblad (IEM - CSIC) Dr Enrique Nacher (IEM-CSIC) M. J. G. Borge (Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, E-28006 Madrid, Spain) Mr Angel Perea (IEM-CSIC)

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